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How do I whitelist a website?

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How do I whitelist a website?

Moderator's Note:
By spraxyt - I've moved this post from the 'should be blocked' topic into its own since I think it is worthy of a separate heading. Also it avoids confusion between the 'page' functions referred to. In the 'should be blocked' topic the 'page' that cropped up there is a 'reporting' page. Here I believe it is the 'access denied' page.
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I now have a site that I may wish to whitelist.  The blocking page tells me that the account administrator can do this.  How?
NOTE:  I'm on the PlusNet   'malware' profile.
Maurice
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Plusnet Alumni (retired) _CN_
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

Quote from: MauriceC
I now have a site that I may wish to whitelist.  The blocking page tells me that the account administrator can do this.  How?
NOTE:  I'm on the PlusNet   'malware' profile.
Maurice

This is currently done server side so does indeed need the admin to make a change, cannot find it right now, but in these Aladdin posts somewhere it explains how Aladdin are developing some client side agent to allow this to be done by the user.
Plusnet Alumni (retired) _CN_
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

Oh, I'll look at white listing this, need to see if it can be done on individual profile, I'll report back tomorrow.
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

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This is currently done server side so does indeed need the admin to make a change, cannot find it right now, but in these Aladdin posts somewhere it explains how Aladdin are developing some client side agent to allow this to be done by the user.

Yup!  read that note.  'Tomorrow' can often be quite a long time Cheesy - This could be a significant negative point should the Aladdin product be launched prior to the new functionality being made available.
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

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I'll report back tomorrow.

This is being blocked due to known spyware/adware site, the default setting is to block all known spyware/adware web sites, not sure how to exclude sites from the list, need Aladdin to answer this one.
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

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I'll report back tomorrow.

This is being blocked due to known spyware/adware site, the default setting is to block all known spyware/adware web sites, not sure how to exclude sites from the list, need Aladdin to answer this one.

Agreed.  But this is test case in how does an individual user over-ride the decision making policy of 'nannie'? 
Taken to a silly extreme - If US based legal or policy decisions elect to ban certain sites which are not considered 'bad' in the UK how do we fare?
Similarly in the blocking of 'Porn':  the level of blocking appropriate for a 10 year old may be quite different from that allowed for an 18 year old?  Single 'Hard' universal policies bring their own potential problems?
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

Aladdin Response:
In the eSafe Parental Control Agent you will be able to exclude/white list specific sites based on your preferences.
you will also be able to temporarily override blocked page (configurable by the parent)
Regarding your example of Porn for different ages, eSafe includes different Erotic category and Pornography category.
The categories who will be available for the customer will be based on PlusNet requirement and will allow the flexibility for the parent at home.
Cheers,
Asa
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

Thanks Asa.  Any timescales on Parental Control Agent availability and functional spec.?
David:  Another FAQ / response from this thread?
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

Aladdin Response:
Hi,
The Parental Control Agent beta version will be available during May.
A complete release of the Agent will be available once PlusNet launches this service.
Thanks for the valid inputs,
Asa
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

Quote from: MauriceC
David:  Another FAQ / response from this thread?

Thanks. I've added this question and answer to the FAQs, with timescale.
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Re: How do I whitelist a website?

Moderator's note:
I have moved the following post …
Quote from: sheepdip
Is there any information yet on the Parental Control Agent and when it will be made available to test?

… from here to the Switching Between Profiles topic since there is a similar question awaiting an Aladdin answer there.
Note: this was done so that the answer needs providing in one place only, not because posting here was inappropriate.
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